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Gun between mattresses shoots 5-year-old girl jumping on bed

Updated: March 26, 2012 1:45AM



A 5-year-old girl was in good condition early Sunday after she was shot in her ankle Saturday afternoon while jumping on a bed when a gun hidden under the mattress accidentally went off.

The girl was jumping on the bed in a home in the 6400 block of South Artesian about 12:20 p.m. when the gun discharged, according to police. She was taken to University of Chicago Comer’s Children’s Hospital, police said. She was in good condition following the treatment.

The gun was hidden between two mattresses.

In the case, Jarquise Upton, of the 6400 block of South Artesian, was charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by felon. Upton also was charged with ­­­­­two misdemeanors: possession of ammunition and theft of lost or mislaid property, police said.



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